Dragon Rolls

Dragon Rolls at new Asian Cuisine sheet nori, halved 2 cups (10 oz/300 g) sushi rice ½ English (hothouse) cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, then cut into strips ¼ inch (6 mm) thick ½ fillet barbecued eel, cut into strips 1 avocado, halved, pitted and peeled 4 teaspoons umeboshi (pickled plum) puree Japanese soy sauce, for serving


Fun Finds on the Web

Some fun finds on the web…. This lady cracks me up: She runs a blog called Titli’s Busy Kitchen – and is the only cook I’ve ever seen with an unusual technique in baklava making….dancing. (via Chow) *** If you haven’t yet seen my lusty obsession over these Pale Ale Pretzel Caramels by Heather of  Sprinkle Bakes, I’ve got her …


Atlanta Food Blog Forum

Hey Atlanta! Can you believe I’ve never ventured outside of the ATL airport?! Well, it’s about time I explore one of the most popular food destinations and home of some of my favorite food bloggers. With the help of Gwen Patesi of Bunkycooks and my bloggin’ buddies Diane Cu and Todd Porter of White on Rice Couple, we’re hosting a …



Deep in the folds of suburbia, we witness two small human creatures about to engage in a ritual of courtship. The first step of this ritual has commenced. Just seconds ago, boy human adorned his target female with garlands of jewels. She seems unimpressed. Sensing her disinterest, boy human moves to the next step of the game. Washing windows. Let’s …


Hawaiian Luau Burger

Ted Reader is a man I’ve referred to as someone who tiptoes the fine line between genius and lunatic, and that’s exactly why I love this man. His cookbooks are big, bold and absolutely nuts. Ted just came out with king of all burger books – Napolean’s Everyday Gourmet Burgers. Meet Ted and the Ultimate Cheeseburger Melt. It’s as big …


The plan! The plan!

Our SmartFarm has transformed from hand-drawn cartoon to a real plan!!!! <-larger image *** Before I even get to The Plans! The Plans! Can I just do a 20-second drive by of my NYC trip? I’ve been to New York City so many times these past couple of years that if Mayor Bloomberg handed out frequent visitor points, I probably …


No-Bake Summertime Lasagne

What makes me happy: Pasta. Loads of it.What makes me and my electricity bill not-so-happy: Turning on the oven in the summertime. My electricity bill last month was so high, I wept. So, for the rest of the summer, we’re going to conserve as much as possible, limiting oven use, turning on the television less (goodbye Mythbusters!), spend more time …


Last Look? Clean Beach

Last night, before I took off to NYC, we took the boys to the rotating restaurant at St. Petersburg Florida beach, just 45 minutes away from our home. To take a long look at the beach before the oil comes. Oh, it will just spoil this gorgeous sand. While the boys LOVED that the restaurant rotated around and around and …